Alex Young - Montage Studies [Cam066]
We're happy to present to you Montage Studies, a 4 track ep from London's own Alex Young. Previously releasing on Insine and Microsound, he brings to camomille 33 minutes of exquisitely refined soundscaping. Sometimes disturbing, sometimes awe-inspiring and beautiful, this collection of sonic juxtaposition is the perfect wallpaper to mysterious nightskies and long, rainy days.
Run time 33:17See also MusicBrainz (release group); MusicBrainz (release); Discogs (release)
August 10, 2004
One word summarizes this release - surreal. There is so much happening, not just between the four separate 'studies', but within the individual 'studies' themselves. Whether the unusual placements of sounds and effects came about intentionally or by chance, the overall sonic effect is amazing. Reverberating drones, slowed down voices, robot voices, abstract beats, structured beats, orchestral sounds, electronic sounds and more have all found their proper place in these four tracks. Study #6 is my favorite - very dark, unsettling, and shimmering electronics.